Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 47 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...urid light of the flames.
Some of the officers of the garrison of Gibraltar, being ardent admirers of the Confederate cause, expressed themselves unreservedly.
In other words, they disliked the United States , and would have been delighted to see the whole fabric of the Union broken to pieces.
The only restrictions placed upon the Sumter were that she should not make Gibraltar a station from which to ...
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